*Hamura Kaede

Mortal descendant of a great house tied to one of the oldest families of the Bone Flowers.


Nature: Thrill Seeker
Demeanor: Traditionalist or Bon Vivant depending on whom he is around.

Strength 2, Dexterity 5 (Lightning Reflexes), Stamina 3
Charisma 2, Manipulation 3, Appearance 2
Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 3

Academics 1, Alertness 2, Awareness 2, Athletics 2, Brawl 1, Dodge 1, Drive 5 (Stunt Driving), Enigmas 1, Etiquette 2, Firearms 2, Investigation 1, Linguistics 2, Martial Arts 3 (Hard Style), Melee 1, Occult 3, Stealth 2, Streetwise 2, Subterfuge 1

Languages: Japanese (Native, fluent), Kanji (also kana (hiragana, katakana) and furigana), Cantonese

Alchemy 2
Pyrokenesis 2

Conscience 3
Self Control 2
Courage 5

Humanity 5
Willpower 5

Addiction – Nicotine

Medium (I hear dead people… {aside} Sorry obaasan, honored dead people.)
Daredevil (Bring on the danger!)

Resources 4 (Coming from a wealthy family pays real generously, and the hours are fantastic.)
Contacts 4 (Personal connections – I keep people at arms length when they don’t share blood.)
Allies 3 (Family connections – Only the strange and unusual understand the strange and unusual.)

(68xp spent)


Kaede was born to wealth and luxury, his family being generational servants to the Scarlet Empress and the Bone Flowers of the Ebon Dragon. The Hamura family, while not connected in any way to large criminal syndicates or sprawling corporations, have long been in the care of immortals who wish them to live in comfort and serve them out of more than just duty. Before the Edo Era they were samurai and priestesses, but now they are small and diverse in skill. Kaede is one of the last of his line that still pay homage to the shen.

As a youth, Kaede grew up in a temple, went to school, and was fostered under the tutalage of his father, grandmother, and great-aunt on his father’s side. His father is devout, orderly and disciplined, a man who knows both the strength of sword and spirit. His grandmother died on the day of his birth, but that did not stop her from becoming an important part of her only grandson’s life. The last in the family is a Bone Flower long on her dharmic path that lives a balanced life with her virtues. She was an influence of personal freedom for young Kaede, and he respected her above all things (except grandma Kaede, of course).

When he grew to a man, he had become a maple leaf on the rivers of life. Every exciting thing was a new thing to try and experience, but all things fast were his greatest loves. Flight, sail, biking, big trucks, and drift racers became things to master, and it did not take too long for him to do just that.

Now he is using those skills he has learned to the benefit of the shen by the request of the family elders. He is a bit homesick, and a little freaked out sometimes, but it stays interesting enough.

*Hamura Kaede

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